SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which enables you to use a domain for a specific service different from a site. By setting up a few SRV records, you’re able to use the domain with different companies and point it to many servers at the same time, each server handling a separate service. You are able to specify the port number for the connection to every single machine, so there will never be any interference. You may as well set individual priorities and weight for 2 records that are employed for the very same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can employ your domain address or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, and have the actual software running on a number of machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours is going to use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain addresses you host in a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather intuitive interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you change it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we know how annoying it could be to deal with DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you're going to be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or deleted.